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Record 26921

Reading Experience:

Monday, 4 April 1831: 'Mr. Liddell and Hay Mackenzie left us this morning. Liddell shewd me yesterday a very good old fashioned poem worthy of Pope or Churchill in old fashioned hexameters, called "The Savoyard". He has promised me a copy for it is still being printed. There are some characters very well drawn. The force of it belies the author's character of a Dandie too hastily ascribed to its author.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 4 Apr 1831
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Abbotsford
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Liddell
Title: The Savoyard
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26921  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: W. E. K. Anderson
  Title: The Journal of Sir Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 644
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 644,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:



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